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Chocolate Letters | December 2012
[Mar. 17th, 2013|
In december 2012 we finished our chocolate letter assignment with Erik van Blokland.
There is a very nice Dutch tradition to eat chocolate letters when celebrating Sinterklaas
. So production part should have been made in a certain period of time, around 5th of december.
1. working on a clay prototype, following certain parameters:
— max. thickness: around 20 mm
— max. size: A5 (depending on the size of the vacuum machine you have)
2. drying the prototype (depending on a size and thickness can take several days)
— fixing the shapes after drying
— polishing the surface
3. making plastic mould, using vacuum machine
4. making a real chocolate letter by casting melted chocolate in a plastic mould
(you use any type of chocolate and also mix them together for a marble effect)
5. cooling the letter
6. eating the letter :)
There some advanced tricks for getting a perfect chocolate with no scurf, but I was more interested in shape development, so that part did not bother me that much.
the idea about the shape came from one of my type cookers
getting started with the clay
I made 2 versions, because the first one had too thin connections which broke while drying (that first one became then a stencil)
clay letters are preparing for the vacuum
mould is ready
finally — lovely milky stencil [g]
Here you can see letters from my classmate:
A wider overview on the theme:
video by Erik van Blokland:
video by Yanone:
2013-05-09 11:48 pm (UTC)
Мария, как с вами можно связаться?
Я писал вам на ящик жж, но так и не получил ответа.